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“It feels dangerous and unsafe”: Ana de Armas Reveals Real Reason For Breaking Up With Ben Affleck That Made Batman Star Reconcile With Jennifer Lopez

Leading a celebrity’s life is really a challenging journey. It’s not as simple as it appears. It’s true that fame comes with a great deal of adoration, love, and fandom, but it also has glimpses of harsh scrutiny. It can occasionally be irksome for a celebrity to remain constantly off the media’s radar. Actress Ana de Armas experienced one such incident while dating Hollywood star Ben Affleck. Affleck and Armas had a brief romance that ended amicably.

Blonde star Ana de Armas
Blonde star Ana de Armas

Working together on Deep Water helped the pair become closer. In January 2021, word spread that Affleck and Armas had split up, and it appears that the breakup took place over a phone call. While dating Affleck, The Informer actress attracted a lot of unwanted attention, which she later described as “unsafe and dangerous.”

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Ana de Armas hints at her real reason behind breaking up with Ben Affleck 

The relationship between Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas suffered a severe blow. The Exposed star once told Variety that she found the unwanted media’s focus on certain aspects of her life, like her relationships, to be quite “unsettling.” She stated, “I have never been someone who wants any attention that is not about my work,” in reference to the excessive attention she received after she began dating The Town actor. Therefore, when the focus is not on the work, it is upsetting, feels disrespectful, feels out of place, and feels “dangerous and unsafe.”

Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck.
Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck at a public park.

The two actors dated for almost a year in all of 2020 before breaking up in January 2021. At the time, a source claimed that Armas ended the relationship because she didn’t want to live in Los Angeles and Affleck wanted to stay with his children. The actress responded to a question about the attention on her and Affleck’s relationship by calling the scrutiny “horrible” while sitting down for an interview with ELLE US for her August 2022 cover.

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Ana de Armas left LA as she finds it ‘dangerous and unsafe’

She discussed how dating Ben Affleck brought her “unwanted attention,” which ultimately prompted her to move out of Los Angeles. “That’s one of the reasons why I left LA.” When referring to the scrutiny and paparazzi that surround celebrities in LA, Ana de Armas said, “Going through it [myself] confirmed my thoughts about, this not being the place for me to be.” It became a little bit too much, she continued. 

Ben Affleck and Ana De Armas in Deep Water
Ben Affleck and Ana De Armas in Deep Water

She added, “There’s no escape. There’s no way out. It’s always the feeling of something that you don’t have, something missing. It’s a city that keeps you anxious.”

However, a different source told People that the breakup was amicable. They are at different stages of their lives, but they share a deep love and respect for one another. Affleck wants to keep improving himself.

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After they broke up, the Yesterday star reportedly relocated to New York City where she now lives with her Tinder executive boyfriend, Paul Boukadakis. The Justice League actor, on the other hand, got back together with Jennifer Lopez, his first love. 

Source- Variety

Siddhika Prajapati
Siddhika Prajapati

Flights of occasional fantasies, strong opinions, encouraging hyperbole, and good grammar are what describe her. Literature Honors Graduate and Post-Graduated in Journalism, she is the Entertainment author at Animated Times, who is madly in love with the lights, camera, and action sector. An entertainment enthusiast by day, a dreamer, and occasionally a stargazer by night, she enjoys turning words into tiny yarn balls for poetry that readers might find admirable. You would find her buried under printed fiction who is heavily influenced by dark humor.

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